Cover Your Legal Bases Hastings MN

Use a two-step approach to find a good attorney. First, carefully select a firm by getting personal references and then examining the firm’s web site. The web site can give you information on that particular firm’s areas of expertise and their specialty. Also contact state bar associations to check an attorney’s bar certification.

Daniel Jerome Fluegel
(651) 438-9777
1303 S FRONTAGE RD STE 5
HASTINGS, MN
Specialties
Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate
Education
William Mitchell College of Law,University of Saint Thomas
State Licensing
Minnesota

Sean Ryan Mccarthy
1303 S Frontage Rd Ste 5
Hastings, MN
Specialties
Business, Estate Planning, Criminal Defense, Real Estate
Education
Hamline University School of Law,Harvard University
State Licensing
Minnesota

George L May
(651) 437-6300
204 SIBLEY ST
HASTINGS, MN
Specialties
Business, Litigation, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Employment
Education
University of Minnesota Law School,University of Minnesota
State Licensing
Minnesota

Michael C Mccann
(651) 423-1155
14450 So Robert Trail
Rosemount, MN
Specialties
Business, Family, Real Estate
State Licensing
Minnesota

Craig William Baumann
(651) 738-0001
539 Bielenberg Dr #200
Woodbury, MN
Specialties
Criminal Defense, Estate Planning, Business, Elder Law, Real Estate, Probate
State Licensing
Minnesota

Nicholas George B May
(651) 437-6300
204 SIBLEY ST
HASTINGS, MN
Specialties
Employment, Business, Litigation, Criminal Defense, Appeals
Education
William Mitchell College of Law,University of Iowa
State Licensing
Minnesota

Donald J. Fluegel
(651) 438-9777
1303 Frontage Rd S #5
Hastings, MN
Specialties
Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate
Education
Georgetown U
State Licensing
Minnesota, Wisconsin

Philip A. Helgeson
(715) 262-5551
1400 N Acres Rd # 20
Prescott, WI
Specialties
Family, Business, Real Estate
Education
U Of St. Thomas School Of Law
State Licensing
Wisconsin

Paul E Overson
539 Bielenberg Dr Ste 200
Woodbury, MN
Specialties
Business, Debt Collection, Family, Personal Injury, Estate Planning
Education
Hamline University School of Law,Minnesota State University, Mankato
State Licensing
Minnesota

Jennifer Leigh Mortel
(651) 288-2844
7616 CURRELL BLVD STE 200
WOODBURY, MN
Specialties
Business, Personal Injury, Estate Planning
Education
William Mitchell College of Law,University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
State Licensing
Minnesota, Wisconsin

Cover Your Legal Bases

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Even if Just a Part-Time Business, it Makes Sense to Use a Legal “Professional”
By Jim R. Sapp

While you may be able to handle most of the issues that will arise in a new part-time business, you will want professional assistance for more complex legal issues. Even the smallest businesses need legal advice from the beginning. Don't wait until you have a legal problem to look for an attorney.

Selecting Process

Use a two-step approach to find a good attorney. First, carefully select a firm by getting personal references and then examining the firm’s web site. The web site can give you information on that particular firm’s areas of expertise and their specialty. Also contact state bar associations to check an attorney’s bar certification.

You don’t have the time or money to pay someone to learn about your specific industry, so find a professional who is servicing your business sector already. If your company is highly specialized, a business trade publication may list professionals who will understand your specific needs.

Second, when you have settled on one or two law firms, conduct a face-to-face interview with the candidates before you hire. Interview the specific individuals who will service your business and are close in proximity. Ask questions, such as where they went to school, what their expertise is, and if they have experience in your industry. Other good questions include:

• What is your hourly billing rate?
• How often do you increase your rate?
• Can I talk to one or two other small business people you work for?
• What types of work do you most enjoy?

Make your final selection carefully. It is expensive to switch law firms!

Issues An Attorney Can Help You With:
You should do as much for your part-time business as you can yourself; however, a lawyer should review the complex issues. To begin, write a list of exactly what you want the attorney to do for you.

Choosing a Business Structure
An attorney with small or home business expertise can assist you in selecting the structure for your business: a sole proprietorship; partnership; a corporation; or a limited liability company (LLC). An attorney can also help you complete the necessary forms to incorporate your business. Further, it’s important to have the name and address of an attorney for a loan document or any leases you need to have reviewed.

Safeguarding Intellectual Property
An attorney can also help you safeguard your intellectual property, and reserve your own Internet domain name, copyrights, trademarks, and patents. An attorney can also help you to avoid violating other companies’ copyrights, trademarks, or patents.

Conflict Mediation
An attorney can also help you mediate conflicts with consumers and with vendors before they become expensive litigation or before relationships with them are beyond repair. An attorney can also advise you on how to handle potential claims and avoid lawsuits.

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